computers for preschoolers?

Why? What do computers do for young children? They teach computer skills. Valuable skills. So sure, teach your kids how to use the computer–get them a typing tutor program so they learn keyboarding skills. But before you let them use the computer indiscriminately, get them their own log-in and make sure parental controls are in place.

A Chrysalis parent a few years back told me this story. Her 8 year old and an friend typed in “sex” to the computer. They got lots of very scary images and things that no one was prepared for. Find out how to use parental controls and time limits.

http://freakonomics.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/03/22/computers-help-children-learn-computer-skills-but-what-else/

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